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One Book, One San Diego 2014

The county-wide community reading program will feature “Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio.
By Stephanie Saccente

KPBS recently announced the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection: "Monstress" by San Diego-native, Lysley Tenorio.

More than 800 nominations were submitted by San Diego County residents, representing 350 different titles. Of these, the One Book advisory committee narrowed down the list over a period of weeks, researching and reading dozens of selections.

Ultimately, the committee chose a book of short stories set amongst Filipino-American communities in California and the Philippines.

“I’m honored that 'Monstress' has been selected for the One Book, One San Diego program, and I'm excited to discuss my book with readers from my hometown,” said Tenorio, author of the chosen book.

“I can't imagine growing up without the library — especially the San Diego Public Library’s Mira Mesa branch — where I learned to love books and the joy that comes from browsing the shelves in search of a great read,” he said.

"Monstress" will kick-off in early October with a series of headlining events featuring the author. This will be followed by more than 60 community events and discussions throughout the fall.

About the campaign

One Book, One San Diego community partners will host a variety of activities including panel discussions, film screening and book talks based on issues and themes in the book.

Event sites will include all 35 San Diego Public Library branches, 34 San Diego County Library branches, the Escondido Public Library, Oceanside Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University and City College.

Additional schools and local organizations will also participate in the program.

This is the eighth year of One Book, One San Diego, a community reading program that aims to bring San Diego County residents closer together through reading and discussing one book.

Funding for One Book, One San Diego is made possible by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, Jerome’s Furniture, Lloyd Pest Control and Cubic Corporation.

An event schedule will be available by late summer.